Lead Ocean Economist, Sustainable Ocean Initiative
World Resources Institute
Mansi Konar is the lead ocean economist in WRI’s Sustainable Ocean Initiative. She provides economic advice and carries out economic analysis to advance the Sustainable Ocean Initiative, particularly in its support of the Friends of Ocean Action and the High-Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy.
Prior to joining WRI, Mansi worked as a senior Economist and Strategist in the UK Civil Service for 11 years on a range of high profile international and domestic policy issues. This included assessing and evaluating the impact of policies focusing on improving the health of oceans, delivering energy efficiency benefits to society through sustainable consumption and production, enabling positive labor market outcomes and promoting global prosperity through international trade. As the lead Economic Advisor to the Marine Programme in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (UK Government), she developed the evidence base that informed the designation of UK’s Marine Conservation Zones and the implementation of EU’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive in the UK. Mansi has also worked as an Economic Consultant with the Anthropocene Institute in San Francisco analyzing the value of forage fish and estimating the wider economic benefits of moving towards fish free feed alternatives. Furthermore, during her post-graduate studies, she worked as a contributing author on IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (Chapter 7, Industry, Working Group III).
Mansi holds a M.Sc. in Development Economics from University of Oxford and a B.Sc. in Economics Honors from University of Calcutta (Presidency College, India). She lives in San Francisco and enjoys being active outdoors.
When not working she is either enjoying climbing rocks, kayaking, hiking or scuba diving.